Maybe in your neighborhood there are nice lights on the street, but in the remote mountains where I live there aren't even sidewalks. You are lucky to find a street sign. I noticed this small street light at Home Depot and saw that they were having a Christmas sale on them for only $150.00. I thought that was way better than those nasty bright industrial lights (like the one on the front of the neighbor's house) for keeping with my Victorian style.
Surprise! I got one for Christmas! A very nice present, and I went right to work putting it up. I ran a line from the kitchen door and under ground with plastic conduit and installed an outdoor switch. Setting up a form, I also poured a base for it, because I saw that others in the area were tilted or falling over with the first strong wind. A gorilla could swing on this one, because the bolts through the base are nice and solid. With three 60-watt bulbs, I can light up the street and the parking area with no trouble and very little cost.
Hampton Bay makes these, and the quality of the fit and finish prove again why their products are so respected. Available in black or white, I think these are the nicest street lights available. The bulbs aren't that easy to change, but there is a reason. The strongest winds, rain or snow just don't mess with this light, and I'm willing to stand on a stepladder once a year for that security.